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Anahita Suri

Profile of Anahita Suri

Educational Qualifications
B. Des Fashion Design, Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand.
Department
Department of Fashion and Lifestyle
Subjects taught
B. DESIGN
SEM IV
18BDFD04C04 – Ethnic Atelier
SEM VI
18BDFD06C04 – Integrated Structured Lab
20BDFD06E08 – Integrative Studio: Form & Fashion: Wearable Art
Subject Specialization (UG/PG)
Pattern making & Draping, Contouring, Creative Pattern Making, Design Process, Design Research & Writing
Academic Experience
• Assistant Professor, Fashion Design, UID, July 2019 to Present, Gandhinagar
• Assistant Professor, Fashion Design & Fashion Communication (Visiting), NIFT, January 2018 to June 2019, Srinagar, Jodhpur & Kangra
• Assistant Professor & Center Coordinator, Fashion Design, NIFT, September 2014 to December 2017, Bhubaneswar
• Assistant Professor, Fashion Design, Manipal University, June 2014 to August 2014, Jaipur
• Senior Lecturer, Fashion Design, Pearl Academy, April 2011 to May 2014, Jaipur
Publications
• (2021). Immigrant Cultural Acculturation: A Study of Tibetan Clothing in India in Cumulus Roma, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy.
• (2020). Wrap Me Up…Or Not in IFFTI 20120: Kent State University, Kent, USA.
• (2020). Designers as Social Activists in the Context of Craft Clusters in India in Design Challenges 2020, Barreira Art + Design, Valencia, Spain.
• Rajaram, N.J., Prasad, G.H.S., & Belli, Shivkumar (2014). High and Low Culture in Reflections 2014: Contemporary Issues & Trends in Fashion, Retail & Management, NIFT, Hyderabad
Professional Exposure
BACKSTAGE EXPERIENCE
2017 Fashionova- Graduation Show, NIFT Bhubaneswar, India
2017 Spectrum, NIFT Bhubaneswar, India
2016 Fashion Show at Make in Odisha Conclave, Bhubaneswar, India
2016 NIFT Utkalika Fashion Show at Toshali Craft Mela, Bhubaneswar, India
2016 Fashionova- Graduation Show, NIFT Bhubaneswar, India
2016 Fashion Show for Cancer Survivors, Bhubaneswar, India
2016 Spectrum, NIFT Bhubaneswar, India
2015 NIFT Boyanika Fashion Show at Toshali Craft Mela, Bhubaneswar, India
2015 National Fashion Spectrum, NIFT Bhubaneswar, India
2015 Design Sutra, NIFT Bhubaneswar, India
2014 NIFT Boyanika Fashion Show at Toshali Craft Mela, Bhubaneswar, India
2013 Portfolio, Jaipur, India
2012 Portfolio, Jaipur, India
2012 Fashion Show at IFFTI Conference, Jaipur, India
2011 International Fashion Show, Jaipur, India
2011 Portfolio, Jaipur, India
2011 Pearl Academy Fashion Show at Delhi Public School, Jaipur, India
2008 Collections, Dunedin, New Zealand
2008 Zonta Show of Metropolitan Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand
2007 Collections, Dunedin, New Zealand
2007 id fashion week, Dunedin, New Zealand
2006 Collections, Dunedin, New Zealand
2006 id fashion week, Dunedin, New Zealand
Achievements
FASHION SHOWS PARTICIPATED IN
2008 Collections, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand
2008 Wool-On Fashion Awards, Alexandra, New Zealand
2008 Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, Gore, New Zealand
2008 Hong Kong Young Designer’s Award, Hong Kong
2008 Zonta Show of Metropolitan Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand
2007 Collections, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand
2007 Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, Gore, New Zealand
2006 Collections, Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin, New Zealand• Paper Reviewer for Cumulus Roma Conference, Cumulus 2021
• Master of Ceremonies- For various academic events at UID & NIFT
Anahita is a fashion designer, researcher and educator. An alumnus of Otago University, New Zealand, she has worked with designers like Tania Carlson & Jane Rhodes in New Zealand, designing wedding gowns and high end womenswear. She has participated and worked in international fashion competitions and fashion shows like WOW, Mittelmoda, etc.
Anahita has over 12 years of academic experience, teaching at various design schools across India from Pearl Academy, NIFT and, Karnavati University. Anahita has worked extensively with crafts of India, like Ikat, Kotpad, Silver filigree, Dhokra, Golden Grass, Pattachitra, Palm Leaf Engraving, among others, at grassroots level for design intervention & product diversification. Anahita is an avid researcher in the areas of identity, clothing and culture as well as Indian crafts. She regularly presents and publishes her work at international conferences like IFFTI, Cumulus, etc.
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